GN causes sharp sudden pain in one side of pharynx (anterior neck) and lower jaw. It can be initiated by drinking cold drinks and food and by yawning. Enclosed is a case who found relief by “earlobe hyperextension and ear rotation”.
A Curious Maneuver for Glossopharyngeal Neuralgic Pain Relief
Thiago C. Vale, MD; Ariovaldo A. da Silva-Júnior, MD; Rodrigo S. Gomez, MD; Antônio L. Teixeira, PhD
Headache 2011 in press
- “earlobe hyperextension and ear rotation”.
- Thoughts were that it might take pressure off the nerve or add a counter stimulation that shut down the pain.
Comment – anti-epilepsy drugs and neurovascular decompression are the usual treatments. I wrote a small blog note about how hyperventilation controlled an upcoming Trigeminal Neuralgia attack and got a comment that that idea was helpful. I hope this is helpful as well.